I started my journey with Greenbank when we had our wedding onsite. This beautiful site is a a gem of serene nature and fascinating history, that you'd never know is tucked behind a busy shopping corner. From there we came on as volunteers to help maintain this vibrant and valuable piece of history. There is so much to do onsite, from the heritage livestock, heirloom gardens, learning new/old skills, helping restore the site, and assist with the variety of interesting and fun programs that are offered throughout the year. What I love about this site is that there is such a sense of community, where everyone is working towards preserving such an integral part of America's past for tomorrow, and everyone is welcome, no matter where they come from, what they look like, or what their personal life is. Greenbank is a place to matter, and to help and that, to me is everything.
One of the first things you encounter about Greenbank is how much heart it has. The site, its beauty and its story immediately capture you. Everyone, staff and volunteers, work hard and that can-do spirit is addictive and encouraging. The programs are creative, relevant and fit within the demographics of the area. The site keeps getting better and better!
Review from Guidestar
This a a charming museum site in Northern Delaware. I have volunteered for Greenbank for 4years, both in the garden and at public events. My husband and I choose the site for our wedding after out first season of volunteering because we had fallen in love with Greenbank.
Review from Guidestar
Held our wedding here and although the grounds and building are beautiful, the staff is not. I would have never thought I'd be treated so rudely on my special day.
Greenbank Mill is a treasure in our community. Living in Delaware my entire life, I am embarrassed to say I never knew Greenbank Mill was a real working mill until just last year. Not that I would've understood what that meant years ago. This year I attended the sheep shearing event in April and have been a member ever since! Meeting people with the same passion for fiber is fantastic! I love the twice monthly spin-ins, the natural dyeing classes, and the sheep shearing days! What a wonderful group of people, and a fantastic organization that is very necessary in our community! We need to get back to basics; back to nature; and Greenbank Mill allows us to do just that!
I love the beauty of the site and the variety of programs that are offered. Greenbank strives to serve the community with engaging history and recreational activities.
The wonderful staff continuously involves the community in many wonderful experiences. They are encouraging, helpful and easy to approach. No one will ever regret having an event/function at Greenbank. Great service with a touch of history to boot.
What a great and important place. Grernbank Mills make history come alive. All the people there are so warm friendly and knowledgeable. Great place to bring the family. See the sheep,explore the garden and mill......
Great combination of seeing the past in light of our current experiences.
Thank you, @Dancergirlsmom!
We held my daughter's birthday party at Greenbank Mill and we were THRILLED with the outcome. The volunteers did a wonderful job of educating the children (10-year-olds) while providing a fun and unique party experience. Our family will definitely be going back for future events. BRAVO!
Greenbank Is a good way to get started in Volunteering at Historical Sites. you have many different ways to Volunteer there it could be behind the seens stuff or giving a tour to vistors. You will always have somthing to do at Greenbank and feel good about helping out in the end.